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Relax and gain efficiency
Relax and gain efficiency

The end of the year is in sight and for some it's a matter of galloping towards the finishing line -- meeting deadlines…

NZ forestry workers' scary death rate

Union slams “antipathy” against forestry workers and their representatives, as safety review pins blame for sector’s high…

Mai Chen: A win for low-paid women everywhere

The Court of Appeal's decision in Terranova Homes & Care Limited v Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Toa Incorporated…

Editorial: Unimpressive start

It is a pity that almost the first legislative act of the Government's new term is an act abolishing mandatory "tea breaks"…

Govt passes 'tea-break' bill
Govt passes 'tea-break' bill

A law which takes away the legal right to a tea break and weakens collective bargaining has taken line honours as the first…

Sacked assistant awarded $10k after boss told her to 'f*** off'
Sacked assistant awarded $10k after boss told her to 'f*** off'

A former personal assistant has been awarded more than $10,000 after her boss told her: "f*** off and don't come back". Angela…

TV show leads to new job
TV show leads to new job

A former The Block NZ contestant has swapped a career with the Waikato Rugby Union for one in real estate.

Taking on a new workplace culture
Taking on a new workplace culture

Companies wanting to stay competitive in a fast-changing business environment need open and innovative workplaces, says…

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Overweight women earn less than overweight men
Overweight women earn less than overweight men

Women are more likely to work in lower paying jobs as they become heavier. Not so for men, a US study…

Why is NZ's gender pay gap widening?

Kiwi women are among the most educated in the world, a new report shows, but why is the gap between what they earn relative…

'Tea-break' bill almost law

The Government's Employment Relations Amendment Bill is best known for its removal of guaranteed rest and meal breaks. What…

Editorial: Judicial law rewrite isn't pay answer

Yesterday the Court of Appeal decided the act meant something more: that women have the right to be paid the same as men…

First, have confidence in yourself
First, have confidence in yourself

On the very first day of my first job, as a junior legal secretary in the 1980s, I was asked to phone…

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